Today is Middlest’s 16th birthday. It is amazing to me how the moment we met seems like yesterday. Many of the moments in the past 16 years have faded, but that one remains crystal clear. I’m not sure if it happens when adoptive parents meet their babies, but I bet it does. Getting to meet the person you have waited for so long is a wonderful experience. I am thankful not only that I have that memory, but also that Middlest is part of my life.